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Who doesn’t love a backyard barbecue? This time of year, though,, Americans are more concerned with whiteouts than cookouts. Let’s forget about Old Man Winter for a minute—we’ve spent way too much time dealing with him lately. Let’s thaw out our thoughts in preparation for Spring. It’s nearly upon...
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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has released their report. But what does this mean? Are these the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans? For answers to these important questions and more, check out our latest infographic, "Dietary Guidelines For Americans: By The Numbers."...
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Oscar buzz has us talking in the office. When we heard the nominees for “Best Picture” our nutritional hearing may have defaulted. It looks like we misheard some of the potential winning titles. Did you say… American Snapper Okay, okay, so American Sniper might not be about a fish, but we like to...
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Valentine’s Day is coming and you know what that means. That’s right, it’s time to show some love. An old proverb says the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The registered dietitian in me would agree, but with a few caveats: The key to our heart health is through our stomachs. Heart...
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The big screen is heating up with 50 Shades of Grey this week. I may be a bit unconventional, but it’s got me pondering the shades of gray I encounter every day. As a student of science, I find myself operating in shades of gray more often than not. The more I learn, the less I seem to know, and...
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It's hard to see headlines about vaccinations and not think about another promising technology for humans: biotechnology. But the analogies only go so far. First there was news about cases of mumps among NHL hockey players. Then came word of measles outbreaks traced to Disneyland. These stories...
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In the last year, I’ve learned a great deal about antibiotics. I’ve talked to experts about their use, misuse, and strategies to address antibiotic resistance.  Here’s what I learned and what opportunities I see ahead. Last year, we saw growing attention towards the important issue of antibiotic...
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IFIC Foundation resources related to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA): IFIC Foundation Applauds "Total Diet" Approach of 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans [NEW] New Dietary Guidelines: What Changed and What Stayed the Same [NEW] Questions and Answers About the Dietary Guidelines...
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Recently the Washington Post published an article by Jim Plunkett: “You’re thinking about fitness all wrong.” It’s an engaging title, and it got me thinking. I count myself among those who know I should get more exercise and don’t. So, I hoped that this article was going give me a new motivation to...

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